Posted by David Taylor, a resident of the Ventura neighborhood, on Jun 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm
"Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools held their graduations yesterday."
That sentence makes absolutely no sense in this brief report - unless there is a connection between the graduations and the boom. But no evidence for such a connection is given. The sentence is not attributed to police, so we must assume that it is purely the reporter's speculation. In other words, that sentence projects either an absurd non sequitir - or a speculative insinuation that borders on slander.
In either case, I would hope accepted standards of journalism will prevail, and lead Palo Alto Online to correct this report immediately.